Chemistry

The mission of the Bachelor Degree in Chemistry program is to provide students with the background needed for science related industrial and academic positions, and prepare its graduates for careers in chemistry and relevant field nationally and internationally and to be equipped for professional programs such as pharmacy, medicine and dentistry.

  • Provide students with a broad foundation in chemistry and related sciences to integrate knowledge of mathematics, physics and other disciplines to a wide variety of chemical problems.
  • Apply chemical and physical principles in the solution of qualitative and quantitative chemical problems.
  • Become proficient in chemical laboratory techniques and be able to apply them with in work environment.
  • Equip students with the skills required to succeed in graduate school, the chemical industry or professional school.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, accountability as well as personal and academic integrity and demonstrate time and resource management.
  • Supplying appropriately trained graduates involved in Chemistry and equip graduates with a required knowledge and skills base to enhance employment and career opportunities in the different field of chemistry.
  • Understanding of a wide range of scientific principles. Providing high quality teaching, scholarship and research which, forms an appropriate learning environment for an undergraduate program.
  • Enhancing professional qualifications and post-graduate study in the different fields of chemistry.
  • Stimulating and challenging reasoning ability by teaching students to think as chemist.
  • Developing the abilities to apply analytical thinking and operating skills to find solution to chemical problem.
  • Analyzing data related to chemistry problem and be able to develop a solution to chemistry related problem.
  • Applying the standard data analyses methodology and safety procedures and operations in a chemical laboratory.
  • Operating several chemically related equipment and instruments.
  • Performing the required tasks for a research or experimental project
  • Enhancing oral and written communication skills, and problem solving abilities.
  • Ensuring that the student is capable of working confidently and adopting a mature, professional and safe approach in their work.
  • Teamwork and the ability to tackle a practical work, and analysis of the results, data, arguments and cases.
  • Numeration and computation, including such aspects as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations and correct use of units and modes of data presentation.
  • Information retrieval in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through online computer searches and information technology skills, including word processing, spreadsheet use and database use.
  • An ethical attitude and approach.

Graduates of the bachelor program in chemistry can be employed within the following:

  • Governmental sector:  including education, various ministries such as Ministry of Environment, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Health, the Water Authority and Metrology,
  • Private sector: including science education and the pharmaceutical companies,
  • Industrial sector: including research centers and non-governmental organizations, and
  • Pursuing graduate studies at the national and international levels

Academic Requirements

The academic requirements for the Bachelor in Chemistry Major consists of 128 credit hours distributed as follows:

Requirements

Credit Hours

University requirements

21

Faculty of Science  requirements

29

Major program requirements

63

Elective courses

15

Total

128

Major in Chemistry courses (63 credit hours):

A. Required courses 57 credit hours

Course number

Prerequisite

CHEM112 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2

CHEM 111, CHEM 132 or concurrent

CHEM233 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 112, CHEM 242 or concurrent

CHEM234 | ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 112, CHEM 132

CHEM241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132

CHEM242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 241

CHEM331 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132, MATH 2311 or department consent

CHEM332 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 331

CHEM333 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132,MATH 2311or concurrent

CHEM335 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 332 or concurrent

CHEM3361 | PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

CHEM234

CHEM339 | SPECTROSCOPY

CHEM 242, CHEM 333 or concurrent

CHEM411 | SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY

Department consent

CHEM426 | INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

CHEM 336

CHEM432 | IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

CHEM 233

CHEM434 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 333

CHEM435 | QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

CHEM 332, and MATH 2311

CHEM436 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 434 or concurrent

BIOL 131 or concurrent

PHYS112 | GENERAL PHYSICS LAB 2

PHYS 111, PHYS 132 or concurrent

PHYS211 | GENERAL PHYSICS LAB 3

PHYS 111, PHYS 231 or concurrent

PHYS231 | GENERAL PHYSICS 3

PHYS 132

MATH2311 | CALCULUS 3

MATH 1321

B. Elective courses, 6 credit hours from the following

Course number

Prerequisite

BIOL331 | GENETICS

BIOL 11, CHEM 230 or CHEM 242 or concurrent

CHEM330 | INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

CHEM 242

CHEM430 | BIO-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

BIOL 434 or concurrent

CHEM433 | CHEMISTRY OF XENOBIOTIC METABOLISM

CHEM 242, BIOL 331

CHEM437 | INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Fourth level and department consent

CHEM438 | Special Topic

Department consent